SHAWNEE – The Drovers were looking for way to come out and show their might after an almost two week hiatus, and the Drovers got a much needed win on the road Friday night in Shawnee.
The Drovers (4-3, 1-0) controlled the game from the beginning whistle and never looked back, taking the conference opener on the road with a 3-0 win against Oklahoma Baptist.
The win gives Coach Jimmy Hampton career win number 199. He will look for this 200th win in a Tuesday home game against Wayland Baptist.
For the entire match the Drovers held the Bison in check when it came to shots as the Drovers had a 29-5 shot advantage. The Bison were held to only one shot in the second half that came late in the game.
The first goal came in the first half from Scott Parkinson, who was right at the goal to take the feed from Nat Scott.
The next two goals came from set pieces as the Drovers took advantage of fouls by the Bison in the second half of play.
Both goals were unassisted and scored by Liam Madden. On his first goal of the game, he scored off a free kick after a foul by the Bison.
His second goal came in the form of a penalty kick after a Bison hand ball in the box.
Bryan Byars (4-3) only had to contend with five shots and had three saves in the game, while securing his third clean sheet of the season.
The Drovers next game is against Wayland Baptist at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Drover Pitch. USAO will live stream the game on the USAO athletic site.